March 16, 2018 – Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has joined a group of four other previously identified Senators in holding up Senate flood action on legislation regulating autonomous vehicles (S.
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Category: Autonomous Vehicles
March 9, 2018 – The State of California has updated their regulations for automated vehicles (AVs) on public roads to allow testing of automated vehicles without a driver in the vehicle this spring, a change from the current regime that requires a human to monitor behind the wheel at all times.
March 9, 2018 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation publicly announced the next phase of its bold initiative to encourage the adoption of automation technologies in transportation.
More than comic fodder, the blackout was a valuable lesson reminding us that even the smartest, newest machines can’t function without the greatest machine ever built – the U.S. power grid. This is especially true in transportation, where vehicles, from personal cars to trucks and buses, are rapidly evolving by becoming electric and plugging into the power grid rather than running on gasoline.
March 2, 2018 – Last month, the White House released the Economic Report of the President, which contained an extensive discussion of the potential economic benefits from autonomous vehicles.
While there has been a lot of talk about how AVs might impact how we utilize land, there has been less discussion about the opposite phenomena: how current land use patterns will impact AVs deployment.
February 15, 2018 A lot can happen in a year. Last Valentine’s Day, House Energy & Commerce’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) Subcommittee convened a hearing with industry experts to discuss the regulatory challenges for aut… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
February 15, 2018 – USDOT is moving forward with the next iteration of its federal policy document on automated vehicles (AVs), titled Automated Vehicles 3.0, with a flurry of requests for comment and two public meetings.
February 14, 2018 – As companies begin to conduct more pilots of their autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in cities across the country, local leaders have started to consider how they might adapt their policies to prepare for AVs.
February 2, 2018 – Autonomous vehicles present an entirely new challenge for automotive regulations, which are typically prescriptive in nature. AV developers must incorporate a wide variety of sensors, computer systems, software, and communications technologies in their vehicles – and each of them tend to take a vastly different approach to enhancing the safety of their systems. And it is still unclear what the best method of ensuring safety is, since AV technology is not yet mature.
January 26, 2018 – On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington Auto Show to discuss emerging technologies in the automotive industry, with a particular focus on automated vehicles (AVs).
January 26, 2018 – The legislative logjam preventing the Senate’s autonomous vehicle policy legislation from going to the floor is lifting. Now just two “holds” remain: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
January 19, 2018 – In contrast to the full-throated support of autonomous vehicles from some legislators and her colleagues, Transportation Secretary Chao presented a rather nuanced view of the technology during her keynote speech at the Detroit Auto Show on January 14.
January 12, 2018 – At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced USDOT’s first public steps to advance the next generation of federal automated vehicle (AV) policies in 2018.
January 11, 2018 – These are the five major federal autonomous vehicle policy developments to watch in 2018.
December 8, 2017 – On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the “hotline” process for his and Sen.
December 8, 2017 – On December 7, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a roundtable to discuss emerging technologies in the trucking industry, with a particular focus on automated driving systems.
December 1, 2017 – Before the year comes to a close, Senate Commerce chairman John Thune (R-SD) is attempting to rally his colleagues to pass a bill that would create the nation’s first automated vehicle (AV) laws, AV START (S. 1885). Yesterday, Thune initiated the “hotline” process for the bill.
November 21, 2017 -A recent report from the R Street Institute (RSI) explores the challenges of automotive cybersecurity as well as the roles of public and private sector entities in protecting consumers.
November 16, 2017 – ETW has learned from representatives of industry and advocacy groups engaged in the process that the AV START Act might be “hotlined” before the end of the month.